Written by Daniel Benson
Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 11:19
Dead Island Riptide Zombie Truck
To help promote the next chapter in the successful Dead Island series, Deep Silver has teamed up with London based custom vehicle fabricators Xquisite. The team has taken a completely standard Ford Ranger pickup truck and transformed it into a fully fortified zombie killing machine. Featuring fully armoured windows, rear mounted mini-gun, lethal spiked wheels and a menacing front end barricade.
"The truck is the perfect tool to help us push the Dead Island Riptide brand," stated Nick Turner, Product Manager at Deep Silver. "Pickup trucks play a large role within the Dead Island series and we've brought this to life by building our own fortified truck."
The truck build has been documented exclusively for YouTube Original Channel Fast, Furious and Funny, in an episode featuring FFF regular 'K' and his team of master craftsmen at Xquisite. The episode has been split into two parts, both airing now on YouTube:
The Dead Island Riptide
pickup truck will appear at various events and promotions, with Deep Silver giving away exclusive Dead Island Riptide
prizes to fans that spot the truck and upload photos to Twitter using the hashtag #RiptideTour. It will also be featured in Fast Car Magazine issue #330 which hits the shelves on April 30.About Dead Island Riptide:
With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide
will reanimate the zombie terror in the original game. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation. Dynamic weather conditions will force the team members to adapt to changing visibility conditions.
A fifth character will join the team, with an all-new and unique skillset. The combined skills of the group will be sorely needed, since terrible, new and unknown zombie mutations have emerged all over the island.
In new hub defense missions the coop teamplay skills of the survivors will be tested to the limit – they need to strategically place traps, fences and turrets to fend off oncoming Zombie onslaughts and to protect the humans in these sanctuaries.
New communication features in coop mode also allow players to enjoy an even more intense and strategic teamplay experience.Dead Island Riptide
will be released on April 23rd, 2013 in the USA and Canada and on April 26th, 2013 in the rest of the world for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for Xbox 360® and for Windows PC.
For more information, visit one of the following official Dead Island sites:
Official Website: www.deadisland.com
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